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Student Research

Undergraduate and graduate students have opportunities to engage in scholarship and research experiences guided by experienced College of Nursing faculty.

Student Research Experience

The College of Nursing and the UNM Human Research Protections Office administer a collaborative program for nursing students, to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes involved in identifying how quality improvement activities are incorporated within research projects with Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) oversight.

Undergraduate Nursing Research

Baccalaureate Honors nursing students use evidence-based practice to design interventions based on assessments of patient care processes and delivery care systems. This foundation often leads to student participation in quality improvement projects.

Graduate Nursing Research

Graduate students complete independent research for their master's program thesis option, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) scholarly project or PhD dissertation. Projects result in a written document and an oral defense before the faculty committee.

DNP Scholarly Project

The DNP Scholarly Project is a practice-oriented project. Students show leadership, knowledge of population health, evidence-based practice, inquiry and the integration of the DNP role.

PhD Dissertations

PhD candidates independently study a selected topic under faculty guidance. In addition to completing a PhD dissertation, candidates present their research at major conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals.